Ladies coach Jess (Fugate) Good enters her second season at Kenyon after leading the program to a massive turnaround in 2018.
Last season, she guided the Ladies to an 11-5 overall mark. It was the most wins by a first-year coach in Kenyon women's lacrosse history. Good helped mentor All-NCAC First Team selections Cassie Hudson-Heck and Maggie Grabowksi and saw three more student-athletes make the all-conference team, as well.
Hired in July of 2017, she came to Kenyon via NCAA Division I Colgate University, where she served for one season as an assistant coach and helped guide the Raiders to a 6-9 overall record and a 3-6 mark within Patriot League play. She worked primarily as the assistant offensive coordinator and devoted most of her time to individual skill development, recruiting and scouting.
Prior to her work at Colgate, Good jumped into the coaching profession in 2014 and spent two years as a graduate assistant at NCAA Division II Edinboro University. Following that, she moved on to NCAA Division I University of Vermont. She spent one season there, working as an assistant with her focus on the attack, midfield and draw specialists.
Good grew up in nearby Wooster, Ohio. She played lacrosse at Wooster High School before moving on to Gannon University, where the Golden Knights went a combined 46-26-1 and made the playoffs in each of her four seasons of play. She started 71 games at Gannon and racked up career numbers that included 182 goals, 103 assists and 285 points. She was a three-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) all-region honoree and was named a 2012 IWLCA All-American.
She graduated from Gannon in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management and marketing. While working at Edinboro, she earned a master's degree in communication studies.